Some projects are more than performances:
Tom Hollander has given time and energy to causes he believes in, either by going up front on the strength of his "celebrity" or working quietly behind the scenes to organize fundraising efforts. On this page, find references to events that have benefitted from Tom Hollander's participation. (For promotional appearances on behalf of his performances, see the related pages for Television and Voice.)

2015 Spectator: Hold on, should we actors really be speaking for trans people?
We know about insecurity and fluid identity, it's true. That doesn't mean we should bang on about it on the BBC
Dec. 12 by Tom Hollander

2014 Tom reads Ricahard III
(BBC Newsnight celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday)
2013 END7: How to shock a celebrity
See how they reacted to people suffering from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)...Can you make it through to the end?
2011 'Full Circle'
Full Circle is based on Radio Four’s show Chain Reaction, where well known figures take it in turns to interview each other. Here we were treated to Jo Brand, David Mitchell, Tom Hollander, John Lloyd and Sister Francis Dominica, the founder of Helen & Douglas House .Proceeds benefit Helen & Douglas House. 2 October 2011, Oxford Playhouse.

Whitechapel Gallery 'Art Plus Drama' Party
Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE, TOD'S President and Owner Diego Della Valle, Art Plus Chairs Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Jude Law, Harper's Bazaar Editor-in-Chief Lucy Yeomans and the Art Plus Committee, invite you to an evening of live performance, art and drama at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The evening feautures specially commissioned scripts written by artists including: Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Ryan Gander, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Barbara Kruger, and Lawrence Weiner. Performed by actors including Hayley Atwell, Sally Hawkins and Tom Hollander…Ticket sales and auction in aid of the Whitechapel Gallery's Education and Community Programme, that works with over 3,000 children and 30 diverse community groups each year. Help support the next generation of artists. Info HERE.

2009 Trehilyn Farm Fundraising Weekend
Point is a local drop-in center/after-school program for young people, age 11-25, based in west Wales. For the weekend of August 7-9, comedian, actor and writer Griff Rhys Jones opened his home, a 200 year old farm near Strumble Head for events to raise funds for the center, including a screening of "In The Loop".  Other events included an auction, live musical entertainment and a pig roast and culminated in the reading of an original play, based on local historical events, called "A Play for Voices — The Last Invasion", staged in a historic barn at the site.  Actors taking part included Chris Luscombe, Owen Teale, Steffan Rhodri, Sylvestra Le Touzel, James Faulkener and Tom Hollander.  Read more about the weekend on the Point's website here and in this article, "Griff Rhys Jones to open Strumble Head's Trehilyn for Fishguard youth project", Western Telegraph [Wales], 18 here.
2007 Art Plus event: "Whitechapel and Hogan’s Art Plus Drama Party 2007"
The Benefit Party was organised by a committee chaired by Mollie Dent Brocklehurst and Tom Hollander and featured performances by six actors of four spoken pieces, each commissioned from a leading artist. Pieces
by Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha, Mark Titchner and Fiona Banner were performed by actors Rhys Ifans, Christopher Simon, Emilia Fox, Greta Scacci, Samantha Morton, Martine McCutcheon and Natalie Press. Hannah Collins photographed selected guests in the auditorium. The title sponsor of Art+ Drama was the Italian luxury goods brand Hogan. Urban Caprice supported the production and catering with St. Johns, Mourad Mazouz and Gary Fairfull each curated rooms upstairs and Oliver Barker of Sotheby's auctioned original artworks. The auction included the four scripts signed by artists and performers and the original artwork commissioned by Whitechapel Ventures for the Gallery's notebook series. The event generated £122,759 and made a net contribution to the Gallery of £65,476. 8 March.
2007 Monumental Adventure: Nunhead Cemetery (video)
Nunhead Cemetery is perhaps the least known, but most attractive, of the great Victorian Cemeteries of London. Consecrated in 1840, it is one of the seven great Victorian cemeteries established in a ring around the outskirts of London. Tom takes us on a tour of a fascinating and secret hidden part of London.
(Date uncertain but possibly 2007)
2007 The BUPA Great South Run
"Britain's leading 10-mile running event", held in Portsmouth. Tom ran for two "causes" that day, Helen and Douglas House, and the Teenage Cancer Trust , and raised more than four thousand pounds. His position in the race was 5420, and his time over the ten miles was 1 hr. 33 min. 35 secs. 28 October.
2006 The BUPA Great South Run
"Britain's leading 10-mile running event", held in Portsmouth. Tom ran for ChildLIne, a free helpline for children and young people in the UK. 22 October.
2004 Childish Things
A gala evening for Helen and Douglas House. Oxford Playhouse, as organizer. 23 May.
It was Tom who set in motion the first ever 'Childish Things' performance for Helen & Douglas House at the Oxford Playhouse in 2004. He approached [Helen and Douglas House] with the idea of putting on a benefit evening and a sell out audience saw turns from Tom, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy and Jeremy Irons among others.  That night has become an annual event, raising thousands of pounds for this worthy cause.  Tom’s participation in other years has depended on his filming schedule, but subsequent Childish Things evenings have been held on 20 November, 2005; 4 March, 2007 and 20 April, 2008,


Charles Hazlewood's All Star Collective + Tom Hollander
featuring Will Gregory & the Gas Giants, 10 Nov
Fresh from conducting the closing ceremony of the Paralympics, Charles Hazlewood and his All Stars bring to Bristol Jam a set of free musical responses to extracts from Christopher Logue's Kings - a stunning cinematic retelling of the first part of Homer's Illiad narrated live by Tom (Rev) Hollander.

2012 The Josephine Hart Poetry Week
Michael Grandage Company Presents The Josephine Hart Poetry Week
"Poetry should be read to us by skilled readers…the feeling for syllable and rhythm penetrating far below the conscious level of thought and feeling, invigorating every word" - TS ELIOT
The Arts Theatre, London - October 8 to 12

The Josephine Hart Poetry Hour
Celebrating the novelist, Festival Vice-President and poetry champion who died last year with this reading of her beloved TS Eliot. Hay Festival, 10 June, with Fiona Shaw, Simon Callow and friends.

2011 Westminster Cathedral Christmas Celebrations
Giving readings will be: Martin Bell OBE UNICEF (UK) Ambassador; Peter Stanford, Author and Broadcaster and Alastair Stewart OBE, Newscaster for ITV News on Tuesday 20 December and Rt Hon Michael Portillo; Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State and Tom Hollander, actor in BBC 2 ‘Rev’ comedy series on Wednesday 21 December.
2010 'Light Up a LIfe' Concert
Former newsreader Trevor McDonald and actor Tom Hollander paid tribute to Helen and Douglas House at a concert in aid of the East Oxford hospices. Tom read an exceprt from "Jonathon LIviingston Seagull" by Richard Bach. Saturday, 27 November. Video of Tom explaining Helen & Douglas House and his involvelment HERE
2009 A Christmas Concert of Carols and Readings
A Christmas Concert of Carols and Readings in support of the Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes featured Vox Cordis and guest readers include stars of the West End stage and television Janie Dee, Celia Imrie, Tom Hollander, Richard O’ Callaghan, John Warnaby and Dominic Hecht. 21 December. Tom read from Dicken's A Christmas Carol.
2009 John Mortimer at the Court... and later at the Bar
The Royal Court Theatre celebrated the life of its late Chairman and President Sir John Mortimer CBE QC with an evening of readings, performances and music by some of British theatre’s biggest names in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, followed by a post-show reception in the Royal Court Café Bar. All proceeds went towards the Royal Court Theatre’s Writers Development Fund. 15 November, 2009.
2009 Our Late Night (1975)
Written by Wallace Shawn. Seven people negotiate the minefield of dating and mating at a party in which they talk at one another, over one another, and around one another until language becomes less a means of communication than a weapon in a brutal struggle. Director Tom Cairns. Cast included Megan Dodds, Mark Gatiss, Tom Hollander, Jenny Jules, Peter McDonald, Andrew Scott, Jennifer Tilly. Royal Court Jerwood Theatre, 12 June.
2008 Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual
This revealing event offers a chance to gauge the value of Plath's art and explore its influence on her development as a writer, as actors Diana Quick, Elisabeth Gray and Tom Hollander read from and discuss her work with English academic and co-author of Eye Rhymes, Sally Bayley.
6 April, Newman Room, St Aldate's
2007 The Long and Short of it:
A Benefit for Interact Stroke Recovery Reading Service. at the Actors’ Church. 21 June.
2007 Sylvia Plath: A Celebration
A Benefit for the White Ribbon Alliance for International Mid-Wives. Oxford Playhouse. 28 October.
2006 Christmas Service Reading
A Benefit for the St. Paul’s Knightsbridge Foundation. at St Paul’s Church. 7 December.
2006 Mojo; 10th Anniversary Reading
(Part of "LOOK BACK: 50 READINGS, 50 WRITERS, 50 YEARS"). At the Jerwood Theatre, Upstairs.14 March.
2005 Christmas Carol Service for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Programs
19 December.
2005 Poetry with Josephine Hart: Keats and Shelley
A Poetry Hour at the British Library. 14 March.
2005 Poetry with Josephine Hart: World War One Poets 
A Poetry Hour at the British Library. 17 May.
2004 Poetry with Josephine Hart: The poems of Lord Byron
Read by Sir John Mortimer and Friends.  A Poetry Hour at the British Library. 12 May.
2001 Poetry with Josephine Hart: War Poets Reading
with Joseph Fiennes and Friends. At the Apollo Theatre. 12 December.

2013 The Culture Show: Portrait of Jonathan Yeo
Yeo paints Tom Hollander's portrait. 18 September 2013
2013 Names Not Numbers 2013
Tom Hollander talks with Kirsty Lang. 17 March, 2013
2012 Tom Hollander Masterclass
Award winning actor Tom Hollander will talk about 'How to Live as an Actor' as well as working onstage with Masterclass members. 20 November, Theatre Royal Haymarket.
2012 Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
Awards ceremony hosted by Tom Hollander, February 24-26.
2011 British Independent Film Awards
Presenter of The RIchard HarrisAward for Outstanding Contribution by an actor to British Film to Ralph Fiennes. 4 December 2011.
2011 57th Annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Presenter of Natasha Richardson Best Actress Award to Sheridan Smith. 20 November.
2011 British SOAP Awards
Presenter of Best Actress Award 18 May.
2011 Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival
Awards ceremony hosted by Tom Hollander, March 11-13
2006 BAFTA/LA Student Film Awards
Host. American Film Institute (probably at the Mark Goodson Theatre) 15 JUNE. Photos.
2005 What's in it for Me? How Actors Choose Scripts.
A Panel Discussion Co-presented with "Shooting People", an event for actors presented at the Curzon Soho Theatre. 29 October.
2005 Old Vic New Voices Event
("the 24 Hour Plays", as Host). Old Vic New Voices Event ("the 24 Hour Plays", as Host). At the Old Vic, and accompanied by a film, called "Extreme Theatre" by Artsworld. 31 July.
2004 Women in Film and Television
2003 BAFTA LA Q&A with actors Tom Hollander, Samuel West, and producer Mark Shivas.
Moderated by Peter Morris ("Cambridge Spies"). Los Angeles Film School. 8 July.
2003 BAFTA LA Q&A with Tom Hollander. ("Lawless Heart").
Pacific Design Center. 15 January
Compiled by Irene, Clandestine Librarian.
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